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Uncertain UnionsMarriage in England 1660–1753$
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Lawrence Stone

Print publication date: 1992

Print ISBN-13: 9780198202530

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202530.001.0001

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Northmore v. Northmore, 1664

Northmore v. Northmore, 1664

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Uncertain Unions

Lawrence Stone

Oxford University Press

This chapter presents a case study on valid clandestine marriage in England, focusing on the court case Northmore v. Northmore which was filed in 1664. The case involved commoner Edward Northmore and Elizabeth Locke. Northmore married Locke in a clandestine marriage in a private house in October 1664. When Locke became pregnant, she openly proclaimed their marriage. Northmore denied the marriage, and in September 1667 he was installed as vicar or Newton St. Cyres with an income of about eighty to one hundred pounds a year. When Locked learned about Northmore's good fortune, she filed a lawsuit against him and had their marriage declared valid.

Keywords:   clandestine marriage, court cases, Northmore v. Northmore, Edward Northmore, Elizabeth Locke, Newton St. Cyres

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